When are Inlays or Onlays Necessary?
There are a few different instances in which a dentist may prescribe an inlay or onlay for you. These are as follows:
Chipped tooth: when a tooth is chipped, a filling will not be of any use. To fix such an issue, the dentist needs to cover the tooth to prevent it from being damaged further. In this case, an inlay or onlay can also improve the appearance of the damaged tooth.
Severe tooth decay: if the tooth decay is minor, then a filling is the most obvious solution. However, if the decay is significant and quite a bit of damage has been done, the tooth requires further intervention. Here, an inlay or onlay can work to effectively cover it up.